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Expert in Bankruptcy Preference Actions, Business Credit and Collections, Cash Flow Management Improvements

Expert ID: 731719 Delaware, USA

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Expert was certified by N.A.C.M. to serve as an expert witness in a Bankruptcy Preference Action and re-certified. His expert testimony in court resulted in an Italian manufacturer winning a bankruptcy preference action filed against them for nearly $300,000 resulting in a $0.00 payout by the firm. He has been deposed on numerous occasions related to preference actions and has testified in Bankruptcy Court in Nashville, TN, Southern District of NY (Manhattan) and in Manchester, NH. He works on cases for both Defendants and Plaintiffs. His 48+ years in the Credit Profession in numerous industries and over 31 years of teaching to Credit Professionals, C.P.A.s and Attorneys has enhanced his abilities to address each case using first-hand knowledge and expertise.

He has lectured to many credit, non-credit organizations, and firms such as AT&T, WEA Manufacturing, a subsidiary of AOL Time-Warner, Schindler Elevator, Mobil Chemical, Corning Inc., The National Cement Credit Association, Media Credit Association, The National Association of Credit Management, Credit Finance Development Division of N.A.C.M., and Dun & Bradstreet. He created seminars for N.A.C.M.’s 99th, 100th, and 101st Credit Congresses and for numerous C.F.D.D. Regional Conferences. He was Program Director and Creator of the highly successful Rochester N.A.C.M. Affiliate’s two-day national symposium entitled “The Education Gold Rush.” A former instructor for N.A.C.M.’s “Credit Administration and Advanced Credit Administration Programs” for the Rochester C.F.D.D. Chapter and has taught the local “Preparation Course for Taking the C.B.A./C.B.F./C.C.E. Exams.” He spoke at the prestigious Credit Conference in London, England on the topic Financial Customer Service and provided attendees with an overview of the advantages to the creation of such an operation. He spoke at the New York State Bar Association on the topic of Old Law/New Law, Enhancing Counsel’s Representation. He spoke at the prestigious 1st World Credit & Collection Congress in Mexico City on the topic of U.S. Corporate Bankruptcy Issues for Foreign Suppliers: Preferences, The Ugliest Side of Bankruptcy. He was a panelist at the Mid-South Commercial Law Institutes meeting in Nashville, TN and addressed issues related to How to Litigate and Win Preference Actions. He presented at the NACM Credit Congress in Nashville on the topic of A Best Practice Guide to Managing Bankruptcies, before the Filing and after, and Defending Your Firm in a Bankruptcy Preference Action. He has taught at the Graduate School of Credit at Dartmouth College and on the topic of Advanced Techniques for Building a Bankruptcy Preference Defendant Report. He has been quoted on three occasions by CFO.com in articles related to mega-corporations’ bankruptcy filing actions, quoted for the CFO Magazine Article No Uncertain Terms, quoted for the CFO Magazine Article Bankrupt Companies Say “Pay Us Back” and was repeatedly quoted for the Edition of American Institute of CPAs Corporate Finance Insider™ Article What’s Your Line of Defense When Your Vendors Are Hit With Bankruptcy Preference Lawsuits?. He also wrote in the AICPA Corporate Finance Insider Issue the Article, What’s Your Line of Defense When Your Vendors Are Hit With Bankruptcy Preference Lawsuits?

He has provided Expert Witness services in over 845 bankruptcy preference actions across the country and for firms located in the U.S., Peoples Republic of China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain and Canada. He has provided lectures on Business Credit and Bankruptcy Preference Actions across the U.S.A. as well as in the U.K, Mexico and Canada.He has taught at the Graduate School of Credit at Dartmouth College and lectured at the New York State Bar Association, the Credit Conference in London, England, 1st World Credit & Collection Congress in Mexico City, the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute Annual Seminar in Nashville, TN, and NACM – Canada’s 13th Annual Credit Conference & Expo in Toronto, ON Canada.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Trenton, New Jersey - Camden, New Jersey - Wilmington, Delaware - Baltimore, Maryland - Alexandria, Virginia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: AS Subject: Business Administration Institution: Monroe Community College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1994 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President, CEO & Founder Department: Responsibilities: He is the President, CEO and co-founder of a consulting firm to all sizes of manufacturers, wholesalers, government agencies, and credit organizations nationally. He also specializes in preparing preference defenses in bankruptcy cases.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Mexico City, Mexico Summary: He provided a customized presentation for the 1st World Credit and Collections Congress titled "U.S. Corporate Bankruptcy Issues for Foreign Suppliers Preferences, The Ugliest Side of Bankruptcy”.
Years: 2002 to 2002 Country / Region: London, England Summary: He provided a customized presentation for the Credit Expo 2002 titled “The Benefits Achieved by Having a Financial Customer Service Department”.
Years: 2011 to 2011 Country / Region: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Summary: He provided a customized presentation for the NACM – Canada’s 13th Annual Credit Conference & Expo titled “Pinpoint Methods to Reduce Exposure of Canadian Firms to U.S. Bankruptcy Preference Actions, The Ultimate Cost of Doing Business in the U.S.”

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Association of Credit Management, Credit Research Foundation and American Bankruptcy Institute
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Credit Executive Certification, Certified Expert Witness Certification
Awards / Recognition
“Outstanding Seminar of the Year Award” by N.A.C.M.’s C.F.D. Division., Rochester, N.Y. N.A.C.M. Affiliate as “Local Credit Executive of the Year”
Publications and Patents Summary
He holds a copyright on a financial analysis software package that compares four years of customer financial data and compares it to industry standards plus provides a suggested credit limit as well as provides the ability to predict if the firm will be filing bankruptcy within one year.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert was certified by N.A.C.M. to serve as an expert witness in a Bankruptcy Preference Action and re-certified. His expert testimony in court resulted in an Italian manufacturer winning a bankruptcy preference action filed against them for nearly $300,000 resulting in a $0.00 payout by the firm. He has been deposed on numerous occasions related to preference actions and has testified in Bankruptcy Court in Nashville, TN, Southern District of NY (Manhattan) and in Manchester, NH. He works on cases for both Defendants and Plaintiffs. His 48+ years in the Credit Profession in numerous industries and over 31 years of teaching to Credit Professionals, C.P.A.s and Attorneys has enhanced his abilities to address each case using first-hand knowledge and expertise.
Training / Seminars
Expert has lectured to many credit, non-credit organizations, and firms such as AT&T, WEA Manufacturing, a subsidiary of AOL Time-Warner, Schindler Elevator, Mobil Chemical, Corning Inc., The National Cement Credit Association, Media Credit Association, The National Association of Credit Management, Credit Finance Development Division of N.A.C.M., and Dun & Bradstreet. He created seminars for N.A.C.M.’s 99th, 100th, and 101st Credit Congresses and for numerous C.F.D.D. Regional Conferences. He was Program Director and Creator of the highly successful Rochester N.A.C.M. Affiliate’s two-day national symposium entitled “The Education Gold Rush.” A former instructor for N.A.C.M.’s “Credit Administration and Advanced Credit Administration Programs” for the Rochester C.F.D.D. Chapter and has taught the local “Preparation Course for Taking the C.B.A./C.B.F./C.C.E. Exams.” He spoke at the prestigious Credit Conference in London, England on the topic Financial Customer Service and provided attendees with an overview of the advantages to the creation of such an operation. He spoke at the New York State Bar Association on the topic of Old Law/New Law, Enhancing Counsel’s Representation. He spoke at the prestigious 1st World Credit & Collection Congress in Mexico City on the topic of U.S. Corporate Bankruptcy Issues for Foreign Suppliers: Preferences, The Ugliest Side of Bankruptcy. He was a panelist at the Mid-South Commercial Law Institutes meeting in Nashville, TN and addressed issues related to How to Litigate and Win Preference Actions. He presented at the NACM Credit Congress in Nashville on the topic of A Best Practice Guide to Managing Bankruptcies, before the Filing and after, and Defending Your Firm in a Bankruptcy Preference Action. He has taught at the Graduate School of Credit at Dartmouth College in and on the topic of Advanced Techniques for Building a Bankruptcy Preference Defendant Report. I have taught programs for 31 years for both credit professionals and four attorney associations including the New York State and Connecticut State Bar Associations. I have three published books through John Wiley & Sons as well as two courses for the American Management Association. I have been quoted numerous times by CFO and Business Credit Magazines as well as written articles for numerous organizations including the Credit Research Foundation.
Marketing Experience
He has been in the credit and banking field for over 48 years and has worked for such firms as Coltec Inc., Bausch & Lomb Inc., and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. He was nominated three times for the “Outstanding Seminar of the Year Award” by N.A.C.M.’s C.F.D. Division. He was recognized by the Rochester, N.Y. N.A.C.M. Affiliate as “Local Credit Executive of the Year,” was awarded the “Certified Credit Executive Designation."
Other Relevant Experience
An author and course leader for American Management Association’s revised course on Credit, Collection, and Financial Management, he also created AMA’s advanced level credit course titled Creative Management of Credit Risk which he has taught across the country. He edited N.A.C.M.’s Credit Executive’s Handbook and has written numerous case studies for N.A.C.M. Through his company, he has acted as a mediator in contract disputes for such firms as Mobil Chemical and Forest Pharmaceuticals.

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